There’s been lots of coverage in the news and on social media about AI and how it can write material for magazines, newspapers and of course the web. So we thought we’d asked ChatGPT, one of the AI programs that’s available to use, the question – “What Is Modern Topiary?”
They (It?) answered..
Modern topiary refers to the art of shaping plants into geometric or abstract shapes, typically using pruning techniques to create intricate designs. Unlike traditional topiary, which often features ornate, symmetrical shapes like animals or elaborate designs, modern topiary tends to favor simpler, more contemporary forms, such as spheres, cones, and cubes.
Modern topiary is often used in landscape design to add interest and structure to gardens, parks, and other outdoor spaces. It can also be used indoors, with smaller plants like succulents and bonsai trees, to create unique and eye-catching decor.
Overall, modern topiary is a versatile and creative art form that offers endless possibilities for designers and gardeners to express their artistic vision through living plants.
Good enough to get an idea of what topiary is – it really is a versatile and creative art form! But the answer AI gave lacks the nuance and ‘element of risk’ needed to really make a piece of evergreen sculpture.
For more a better idea of modern topiary take a look at this blog post – A Manifesto For Modern Topiary or book yourself onto a ‘Learn To Clip’ course when there is one available in your area, keep an eye on our newsletter for dates.
Written by Darren & Chloe Lerigo + ChatGPT!
Photo’s by Darren Lerigo